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lypeaches

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Holy mother of Pearl, Jon, can't believe how many squats you can do! Awesome! And good on you too, Carrie. I used to do a lot of swimming, but my gym with a pool closed, so no more swimming until summertime when our lake opens up :(.

Anyway, I did my 30 minutes of elliptical last night. I notice that my heart rate is going down for the same pace, so that's progress.
 

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Great workout Carrie - behind the smile of your sweet avatar beats the heart of a fierce ninja warrior....
Tony, you know the way to my heart is to call me a ninja. ;)
And good on you too, Carrie. I used to do a lot of swimming, but my gym with a pool closed, so no more swimming until summertime when our lake opens up :(.
Thanks, Janelle! It is truly the first form of exercise I've ever done that I don't hate with the passion of a thousand fiery suns. I fully expected to hate it, but the results have been nothing short of amazing, so I'm a happy aquatic girl now. :happy:
Anyway, I did my 30 minutes of elliptical last night. I notice that my heart rate is going down for the same pace, so that's progress.
That's awesome, yay you! It's funny how we notice progress, isn't it? I find way more often than not it just kind of creeps up in a "Heeeeey, this is easier than it used to be!" kind of moment.

2 more hours of pool-work today, then had my 2 month physical therapy reval, where I was officially discharged from their care. Now it's up to me to keep on track with the swimming. I've already spoken to one of the PT assistants about doing some personal training with me in the pool periodically, so I can keep learning new movements and exercises and keep my body guessing, so that should keep things challenging.
 

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Dayum! Ya'll are all hardcore!

At least compared to my lil stuff, but I'll share anyway.

3 days a week I do an hour and a half of bellydance at an intermediate level

And the other 2 I practive Vanyasa and Hatha yoga.

The other two days I'm still active (living Chicago forces me to be); walking to and from the subway, etc.

And I'll be taking up pole dancing next month! Woot! I'm gettin' my big ass up on a pole and droppin' it like it's hot if it kills me! :D
 

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i haven't worked out regularly in about 2 months, but started again last week.
don't have a sick routine, but when i DO shake it, i shake it gooood ;)

3 times a week:
30 min/threadmill (warm up)
60min/various strength and condition training

...and like ash, i end up walking around a lot too.
 

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6 days a week I do 60 minutes on the elliptical, 60 minutes of water aerobics and sit in the sauna for 30 min before going home. The other 1 day I do 60 min on the elliptical, 30 min on the bike, 30 min on the treadmill and 30 min in the sauna. I need to get some weight training in there but those damn machines intimidate me.
 

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Ella Bella,

If you want to try weights...maybe see if you can get at least one session with a trainer? (sometimes gyms will give you one freebie) That's what I did to get myself going, and I found I really love it.

Last night I did 40 minutes of weights, and 10 minutes on a new type of cardio machine...I don't know what it was but it kicked my ass. Sort of an elliptical, but the action was more of stair climbing than the regular walking sort.
 

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Ella Bella,

If you want to try weights...maybe see if you can get at least one session with a trainer? (sometimes gyms will give you one freebie) That's what I did to get myself going, and I found I really love it.

Last night I did 40 minutes of weights, and 10 minutes on a new type of cardio machine...I don't know what it was but it kicked my ass. Sort of an elliptical, but the action was more of stair climbing than the regular walking sort.

Thanks I'll try that! I know which machine you are talking about, I've tried it a couple of times but it feels so awkward to me that I end up getting off of it just a few minutes after starting.

We have this stair climbing machine at the gym that I plan on using soon. It looks like its actually stairs that move. Only thing is that the bottom stair disappears! I can just see myself not being able to do it fast enough and falling right off when the bottom one goes under.
 

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Glad everyone is doing some excercise!!

50 minutes on the ellipitcal today.

(45 minute kickboxing class yesterday)

Peaches, the elliptical is a very easy, smooth machine to use. It is great for anybody who may have knee troubles, due to the non impact of the machine. Stair climbers can be very hard on the knees, hips and back.

Keep up the good work everybody!
 

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Im bummed because it's raining and I am supposed to go on a hike tomorrow. :( It doesn't help that I just ate a package of Keebler Peanut Butter Stix!! LOL! Damn they were good & on sale for $1.00!!! Hopefully it will be dry in the AM.
 

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I'm pretty much in awe of how much exercise some of you are doing!! :bow: Just fantastic!.Lately, I've been working out to one of Lesley Sansone's walking dvds and even though I've only been doing it for a bit less than two weeks, I already feel the difference in my level of fitness.I feel so much better physically and mentally it's unreal. I can only currently do about 11,12 minutes of the dvd at a clip but I'm faithfully plugging along and in time I know I'll be able to do more. I felt it was important that I post in this thread, because I wanted to represent those of us who aren't in the greatest shape physically and are slowly and I do mean sloooooowly working our way towards getting in better condition.There's no shame in having to start a fitness program off with lighter exercise and with movement *anything* is better than nothing.Keep moving!
 

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I'm pretty much in awe of how much exercise some of you are doing!! :bow: Just fantastic!.Lately, I've been working out to one of Lesley Sansone's walking dvds and even though I've only been doing it for a bit less than two weeks, I already feel the difference in my level of fitness.I feel so much better physically and mentally it's unreal. I can only currently do about 11,12 minutes of the dvd at a clip but I'm faithfully plugging along and in time I know I'll be able to do more. I felt it was important that I post in this thread, because I wanted to represent those of us who aren't in the greatest shape physically and are slowly and I do mean sloooooowly working our way towards getting in better condition.There's no shame in having to start a fitness program off with lighter exercise and with movement *anything* is better than nothing.Keep moving!


The most important thing is that you are putting actions to your thoughts. Keep doing what your doing! 5 minutes becomes 10 minutes and 10 minutes becomes 20, etc... Everybody on this thread is rocking the house!! Keep it up team!!
 

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Wistful...I have that same DVD, and trust me, if you can finish the Miracle Mile you're doing great! I still do it on occasion when I can't get to the gym, and it's still not "easy" for me.

Actor4hire...I love the regular elliptical, but this new one I tried had different motion to it, like climbing stairs.

PS to wistful...I'm so with you on feeling better. I first started exercising to deal with anxiety, and it has been the BEST medicine ever. No more panic attacks, no more depression, and no more meds.
 

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Dayum! Ya'll are all hardcore!

At least compared to my lil stuff, but I'll share anyway.

3 days a week I do an hour and a half of bellydance at an intermediate level

And the other 2 I practive Vanyasa and Hatha yoga.

The other two days I'm still active (living Chicago forces me to be); walking to and from the subway, etc.

And I'll be taking up pole dancing next month! Woot! I'm gettin' my big ass up on a pole and droppin' it like it's hot if it kills me! :D

Ashmamma, I think what you do is way cool! The most important thing is that you do something you like!!! I wish my gym had classes like those!
 

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I can only currently do about 11,12 minutes of the dvd at a clip but I'm faithfully plugging along and in time I know I'll be able to do more. I felt it was important that I post in this thread, because I wanted to represent those of us who aren't in the greatest shape physically and are slowly and I do mean sloooooowly working our way towards getting in better condition.
Word; I am the poster girl for this! I hope I haven't given anyone the impression that I'm buff or anything, because that is absurdly far from being the case. A few months ago I was in such pain because of my knee arthritis and back issues that I could not walk without a cane. The slightest bit of activity was excrutiatingly painful. Now I'm doing great - the cane is a distant memory, I'm practically pain-free, and I can't wait to go swimming every day, but it all started with teeny little painful, exhausting baby steps. And the bottom line is, any movement and exercise is good for us, so focusing on numbers or time or whatever should really only be meaningful to the person mentioning it, as a token of his/her progress. Know what I mean, jellybean? Anyone who is making any effort at all to get even a little bit of exercise belongs in this thread, as far as I'm concerned. :)
 

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Absolutely. FWIW, it's taken me about 2 years to get to where I am now, and I still have a long way to go. First year I just did swimming pretty much, and in this last year I slowly started adding in weights and cardio. First time I did treadmill I was good for only 10 minutes, at a slow pace... and the elliptical, first time, 5 minutes nearly killed me. But just keep at it, and things WILL improve.

Just got back from the gym:
45 minutes weights
25 minutes treadmill
 

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hour of water aerobics and 30 minutes of swimming. Banged my head on the bottom of the pool so went home after that.

going to a ball game tonight so will be doing lots of walking and climbing the stairs at the stadium.
 

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Ouch, hope your head is feeling better.

Everybody is kicking major ass! Whether it be 5 minutes or 5 hours, it is all good! Just keep moving...

60 minutes on the elliptical today! Bummed I didn't hike, but still broke a sweat.
 

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